Smile Straight Orthodontics - Phoenix, AZ Team
Mahshid Mehdipour, DMD
Mahshid Mehdipour, DMD - Board-Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Mehdipour has a passion for helping patients have the smile they always wanted, so she decided that orthodontics was the career for her.
She attended Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health for her Orthodontic Specialty Certificate. She is a board-certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics, as well as, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Fun Fact Dr. Mehdipour is fluent in four languages!
Favorite Meal She loves breakfast. In fact, she sees nothing wrong with breakfast for dinner.
Arizona Getaway Dr. Mehdipour's loves to escape to the mountains. She likes how in just a couple hours , you can be in a totally different environment.
Gabriela Avila - Office Manager
Gabby has been dedicated to helping people have their best smiles for over 5 years. She fell in love with orthodontics on her very first day.
She always tells everyone, "changing smiles is changing lives."
Favorite Place in AZ Gabby loves to go to Sedona whenever she can.
Spare Time She enjoys heading out and going off-roading. If she doesn't have her truck, she rides horses!
Fur Parent Gabby has 3 dogs and 2 horses.
Gary Garcia - Back Office Manager
Gary attended Glendale Community College before he joined the Arcadia Orthodontics team.
His favorite part of being in orthodontics is when he sees a patient look in the mirror for the first time after their braces are removed.
He wants all his patients to have that great smile after their treatment concludes so he is always reminding patients to keep brushing and flossing.
On the Tube Gary loved Game of Thrones. Even the final season.
Hidden Talent Don't let his lean body fool you, he can squat 450 pounds! !
Fav Restaurant Gary eats at Forno 301 every chance he gets. The gnocchi with pesto is his go-to.
Stephanie Benitez - Orthodontic Assistant
She knew the impact a smile could have on someone so she knew she wanted to be in the dental field. She attended the American Institute of Dental Assistant to become a certified dental assistant.
She loves helping patients of all ages, but especially loves kids. They are always making her laugh and are curious about everything. Including all the dental instruments.
Reading List Stephanie's favorite book is The 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.
Favorite Saying It is not the happy people that are thankful, it is the thankful people that are happy.
On the Tube Grey's Anatomy. She can't get enough of it.
Cassondra Rivera - Front Office
Fun Fact Cassondra collects Starbucks cups and has over 100 in her collection!
Fur Baby She has a golden retriever named Thor. Guess who her favorite Marvel character is.
Binge Alert Consider her one of the people addicted to Stranger Things.
Alfredo Coronado - Orthodontic Assistant
He enjoys working with people to help them have their best smiles. The favorite part of his job is when he sees a patient get their braces off and looks in the mirror for the first time. It never gets old.
Favorite Flick The Good Dinosaur. If only dinosaurs and people could live side-by-side!
Favorite Quote "Believe you can and you are halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt
On the Tube Malcolm in the Middle. Being a middle child are you surprised?